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Endemol Shine Boomdog and TV Azteca Launch First-Ever MASTERCHEF Podcast

Weekly Podcasts will Debut Alongside Hit Cooking Show’s Sixth Season on Azteca Uno in Mexico // Actor & Comedian Ricardo O’Farrill To Host Podcasts

October 26, 2020 - Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, and TV Azteca Digital are jointly producing the first-ever MasterChef podcast that will launch simultaneously with the top-rated cooking show’s upcoming 6th season on Azteca Uno.

Entitled “Masterfans,” the weekly podcasts will give MasterChef Mexico viewers exclusive additional content and updates from the show’s world-famous kitchen. The podcasts will be hosted by actor/comedian Ricardo O’Farrill and feature interviews and insight from MasterChef’s judges and contestants.

MasterChef Mexico launches on Azteca Uno on Friday, October 30. “Masterfans” is the first-ever podcast in MasterChef’s history, Banijay’s hit cooking competition format that is now produced in more than 60 global territories.

“We are thrilled to partner with TV Azteca to produce the first-ever MasterChef podcast that will launch alongside our sixth season here in Mexico,” stated Ignacio Rincon, Senior Vice President of New Business at Endemol Shine Boomdog. “The podcasts will give our millions of viewers an opportunity to gain additional insight from our esteemed judges and contestants each week.”

Emilio Aliaga, TV Azteca Digital Vice President, stated, “Podcasts allow people to listen to conversations they want to be part of, and in TV Azteca our podcast offering provides a way for our audience to join these conversations and connect with their favorite celebrities and role models. We are extremely excited that Endemol Shine Boomdog chose us to launch the first ever MasterChef podcast.”

MasterChef Mexico is hosted by Anette Michell and features a jury of three distinguished chefs –José Ramón Castillo, Adrián Herrera and Betty Vázquez.

Endemol Shine Boomdog currently produces such hit series as MasterChef Mexico (TV Azteca), Mira Quien Baila (Television/Univision), Quién es la Máscara (Televisa/Univision) Nicky Jam: El Ganador (Netflix), LOL (Amazon), Me Caigo de Risa (Televisa), Súbete a mi Moto (Amazon) and Tu Cara Me Suena (Univision).

About Endemol Shine Boomdog
Endemol Shine Boomdog was formed in November 2017, when Endemol Shine North America merged its Spanish language division Endemol Shine Latino with Mexico City-based production company Boomdog. The newly combined studio, which has offices and production facilities in Mexico City, Miami and Los Angeles, is focused on developing and producing scripted and unscripted content for the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican TV markets. Endemol Shine Boomdog currently has numerous hit shows and projects in development across myriad networks/platforms including Netflix, Amazon, Televisa, Univision, Telemundo, Azteca, HBO, MTV, Comedy Central and more. 

In July 2020, Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.

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